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Prevent Breast Cancer With Exercise!
Breast Cancer: Exercise May Be the Answer!
Studies throughout the past few years have suggested that exercise has a profound effect on your chances of getting breast cancer!
Now there's more good news! In a recent study, it was found that post-menopausal women who exercise vigorously for two hours or more per week, cut their risk of developing breast cancer by a whopping 64%!
The study was conducted by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the findings presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.
Breast Cancer and Exercise: More Good News!
The study defined vigorous exercises like running and aerobics as vigorous activity. And they also found that this type of exercise had special benefit for Black women, especially when it came to diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
It was also discovered that women who walked regularly had a 17% reduced risk of developing the disease compared to those who did not exercise.
The study also pointed out that those who combined walking with vigorous activity for a total of two hours or more per week, saw significant benefit that applied to pre-menopausal as well as post-menopausal women.
Breast Cancer: Exercise and Why It Works!
Women who exercise have lower levels of estrogen, and as we know, many types of breast cancers are hormone dependent. It's also known that women who are thinner have lower estrogen levels.
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The study points out that exercise benefits pre-menopausal as well as post-menopausal women, which means it benefits ALL women!
So what are you waiting for? Even walking can lessen your chance of developing this disease by almost 20%!
Are you telling me YOU can't take the time for a walk when YOU get home from work? If you are, then think about getting started! It will benefit YOU!
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